Innovating Connectivity

Rolf Nafziger, Senior Vice President of the Deutsche Telekom International Wholesale Business Unit (IBU), illustrates how innovation in the wholesale business works, in the context of fast-evolving network technologies.

Q: At this year’s Mobile World Congress, Deutsche Telekom announced a number of innovations in the area of networks. Could you tell us about IBU’s involvement?

Deutsche Telekom has been working on new and improved network infrastructures to ensure that Internet is truly omnipresent across Europe. By 2018, we will close the very last gap by taking connectivity one level up – to the skies of Europe. IBU is proud to lead the European Aviation Network (EAN) project, a new network for the European airspace. It will provide superior Internet experience for passengers. Together with our partner Inmarsat we will combine the latest S-band satellite technology with our forthcoming ground network of around 300 new LTE sites.

This unique project is perfectly in line with Deutsche Telekom’s strategy to become the leading telecommunications provider in Europe and will lead to new, innovative areas for the international wholesale business. We are building the first pan-European network opening up new dimensions in networks with superior connectivity and service that makes a difference.

Read the complete interview with Rolf Nafziger in ITW Daily here.

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